YG Entertainment Takes Legal Action For Malicious Rumors About Artists
YG Entertainment has taken legal action for various matters.
On October 14, the entertainment agency released the following statement:
This is YG Entertainment.
First of all, we express deep gratitude to the fans who show support for YG Entertainment artists.
As our agency’s artists receive lots of love from the public, we considered that a certain amount of defamation must be endured, so we refrained from taking legal action until now.
However, there have been increasing amounts of rumor creation, personal attacks, insults, sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, etc., and we feel responsibility as it is difficult to overlook this reality any further.
Therefore, based on the tips sent by fans, we reviewed a large amount of online posts that violate the rights of our artists from early this year to recently, and we thoroughly examined the matters that are considered severe.
As a result, we sorted out those with malicious and habitual acts of spreading false information, and we filed criminal complaints and reports for violation of the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc. (defamation), insult, and interference with business.
In addition, if there continues to be severe defamation of our agency’s artists or great harm that is irreparable as a result, we plan on taking strong legal action for the protection of our agency’s artists.
We once again express gratitude as the tips sent in by fans are extremely helpful. We are reviewing all of the content sent in by many people, and we request that you continue to actively send in tips if you discover acts that harm our artists. YG Entertainment will work to continuously put in effort for the protection of our agency’s artists.